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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: top Sugarees

Lewiston has to be top ten! What are your favs?

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2012-03-16 21:09:39

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Mar 19, 2012 10:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top Sugarees

5-19-77 DP19

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Poster: Schneidawg Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:44pm
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This one is right up there, but I do love Lewistown, ME

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-17.mtx.seamons.fix2.92424.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 16, 2012 7:42pm
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http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-06-21.sbd.miller.113302.flac16

West High Anchorage Alaska 06/21/80

Summer Solstice, land of the midnight sun, Jerry & Brent properly tuned, phat performance ....

Set 1

Sugaree-> Minglewood Blues, Candyman, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Loser, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Far From Me, Ramble On Rose, Feel Like A Stranger

Set 2

Big Railroad Blues, Samson & Delilah, Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Truckin'-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E:One More Saturday Night-> E: Brokedown Palace

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Mar 18, 2012 8:46am
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http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-17.mtx.seamons.fix2.92424.sbeok.flac16
...at the top of rthe page...

Someone mentioned the Lake Placid: I always enjoyed that one too. I look forward to hearing recomdations (like that Lewiston again) too...

Nice thread with a lot a diverse friendly opinion (right Cliff?)

This post was modified by Jack o' Roses on 2012-03-18 15:46:39

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top Sugarees

For those who are no more clued into 1980 than I am:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-09-06.sbd_aud.miller.25560.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:13pm
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We have a winner!!! Thanks for the link!

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:24pm
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A winner, eh? That wouldn't be a bit of friendly mocking, would it?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:26pm
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Friendly yes, mocking, I'm not so sure!

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:35pm
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We'll call it emulation then.

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 17, 2012 9:29am
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Many people would say you have to look at early 80's jgb for their top sugarees.

These stand out for me;

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-05-05.sbd.miller.34557.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-11-23.sbd.unknown.7861.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Mar 17, 2012 12:40pm
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10/16/77

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Poster: Schneidawg Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:48pm
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Have you all seen this site? Good place to find some answers to questions such as these...
http://headyversion.com/

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 16, 2012 3:01pm
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That website is a complete joke!

Absolutely good for nothing but a few laughs...

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 16, 2012 3:22pm
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Very few

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 16, 2012 2:11pm
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here's a couple of great ones that are way overlooked imo. Not saying my favorite or the best just worthy of consideration

http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-06-25.sbd.miller.26350.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-10-27.sbd.martinson.537.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Mar 16, 2012 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top Sugarees

The problem I have with versions of Sugaree is that many have one great guitar solo, but Jerry seldom sustains a high level of playing across all three breaks.

Lewiston is a case in point. Jerry’s first solo is just brilliant beginning to end, then in his second break he does some nice channeling of Dick Dale but with relatively little interesting musical content (for me, anyway), and in his third break he sounds like he’s headed in an interesting direction but cuts it short and goes into the last verse. Still, I was very glad to hear that first solo, so thanks. Fascinating how Brent takes over what before Keith’s retirement had been Bob’s comp-ing role, while Bob moves to bottleneck slide behind the end of Jerry’s first solo.

The standout version for me is from the 5-28-77 Hartford show, out of a show-opening Bertha > Good Lovin’ >. Jerry’s first solo has some intriguing harmonies, with Phil playfully disporting with him in places rather than just providing his usual understated foundation. At the beginning of the second solo, Jerry and Bob provide subtle ensemble accompaniment to Keith’s otherwise typically uninteresting solo, and then Jerry plays around with some syncopated rhythms in building to the climax at the end of the second solo. But Jerry’s third solo is simply astonishing, with some of the most beautiful liquescent crystalline tones I ever hope to hear, leading into his heartrending delivery of the final verse. Also, the reverb in the large stadium nicely smooths out the vocals throughout.

http://db.etree.org/shn/4983

Another favorite of mine is the JGB version from the 5-21-76 Orpheum Theatre show that was released on the excellent “Don’t Let Go” CDs. Jerry's first and third solos are both fine, with some nice note-bending work, sort of like in the first solo of Lewiston but even more bendy.

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=13266

And your post led me finally to realize my long-intended plan of listening to versions of Sugaree uninterrupted for a whole hour, so thanks!

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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Mar 17, 2012 4:57am
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I always like a Sugaree. I also enjoy the ones mentioned (will check out the 5-28-77 version) but a couple of my favorites that I think are worth a listen are 12-28-79 and 11-24-78. 12-28 also has a nice MNS. 11-24 is the/a lost voice show. Vocals obviously have a different sound to them. Not just the reason I like it, but I just like it.
I like the fact that the question was NOT for favorite but for favoriteS. To narrow down best versions is always tough or impossible.
Good posts here as always.